This week, BJ-HC spoke to Richard Corbridge, Health Service Executive CIO) and CEO)of eHealth Ireland, about his new role as CIO of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, set to start later this autumn, and advances in the Irish digital health agenda
UK e-Health Week 2017 themes
Hosted by HIMSS UK, the UK e-Health Week 2017 programme was developed in partnership with BCS - the Chartered Institute for IT, and with the support of NHS England and NHS Digital.
With an overall focus of using data, IT and tech to transform health and care; a strong agenda guided delegates through inspiring plenary discussions, informative workshops and practical tutorials.
Key themes for 2017
UK e-Health Week 2017 tackled the challenges and opportunities in healthcare IT, including:
A digital NHS
UK e-Health Week scrutinised the plans and roadmaps that NHS England and NHS Digital are putting into place to make the NHS paper free, including:
A strong focus on the Global Digital Exemplars - internationally recognised NHS Trusts delivering exceptional care and efficiency through the use of world-class digital technology and information flows
Driving digital maturity
The new Digital Delivery Board
Leadership and culture
The Wachter Review identifies CIOs and CCIOs as the key professional group to lead the NHS to a paper free future. UK e-Health week explored:
The new challenges facing healthcare IT leaders
Emerging new customer profile and voice
How we put the patient at the centre of everything and leave no one behind
The new NHS Digital Academy
Global success: learn from the best
UK e-Health Week looked at the countries, regions, cities and hospitals that use IT to transform the way they deliver healthcare. Delegates heard from the people who’ve brought in whole system change, discovered what the Global Digital Exemplar sites have planned and debated the future of population health.